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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

130                                    PLOBA IHDICA.                         [Anonacea.
sensim attenuata.    Ovula numerosa, biserialia.    Stigmata subcapitata,
ope gela'tinis inter se subcoalita,—Arbor excelsa^fionounda.
In habit and general appearance this genus closely resembles Unonct, but the in-
definite ovules prevent its being referred to that genus. The peculiar, stamens and
seeds are in themselves, we think, sufficient to justify us in distinguishing it. The
seeds are pitted like those of the section Kentia of Melodorum, and of some Oucuroi-
tacets; and the inner surface of the brownish-yellow, brittle-testa is covered with
sharp tubercles, which penetrate into the Albumen, taking the place of the flat plates
which are found in the rest of the Order. Cananga of Anblet is not distinguishable
from Quatteria.) which is not to be regretted, as the name was incorrectly applied to
an American group.
1. C. odorata (H.f. et T.); foliis ovato-oblongis longe attenuatis
pleriimque obliquis margine undulatis, pedunculisaxillaribus.2-14-floris.
—Uvaria odorata, Lam. 'Ill, t. 495. / 1; Roxb. II. Ind. ii. 661!;
Wall. Cat. 6457!; W. et A. Prod. i. 8; BL J3ijd. 14, Fl. Jav. Anon.
29. t. 9, 14£. Unona odorata, Dim. Anon. 108; DC. Syst. i. 492,
Prod. i. 90. Uvaria Cananga, PaM. U. farcta, Wall. Cat. 6460!
U. axillaris, Roxb. M. Ind. ii. 667. TJ. Gsertneri, Dwial, Anon. 89;
DC. Syst. i. 482, Prod. i. 88. TJnona leptopetala, Dun. Anon. 114;
DC. Syst. i. 496, Prod. i. 91; Deless. Ic. Sel. t. 88. U. velutina, SI.
M. Jav. Anon. 31. non Dnnal, nee Roscb.—G&rt. Jr. ii. t. 114./. 2.
HAS. Ava, Wall.I'/ Tenasserim, GriffJ in tropicis ui/riusque orbis
frequentissime culta.—(#. s-)
DISTRIB. Java, Blume ! Ins. Philip.., Cuming!
Ardor excelsa. Jtamuli validi, cortice fusco albido-pnnctato, glabri, juniores pnbe-
rnli; partes novelise jjinereaj. Folia basi rotundata, api(*c in acumen longum ple-
rnmquc obliquum attenuata, 5-8 poll, longa, 2-3 lata, pctiolo scmipollicari, tenuia,
ncrvosa, supra glabra, subtus prscsertim ad nervos teuuissime puberida, dcmum gla-
brata. Pedunculi axillai-cs, vel sacpius ad aiillas foliorum delapsorura, -^-pollicares,
interdum abbreviati, in axilla scepe plures. Pedicelli pollicares, cincreo-iacaiii, ad
apices pedunculorum subumbelluti, bracteis minutis squamosis, vel nna intcrdum
foiiacea, bracteola 1 versus medium pcdicellum.oblonga. Sepala rotundata, acutius-
cula, cinereo-tomentosa, decidua. Petala, in alabastro junior! dense sericeo-villosa,
dcmum elongata, fere tripollicaria, basi ^ poll. lata. Torus fructus diktatris, cylin-
dricus. Carpella numorosa. pulposa, pedicellis nltrapollicaribus suffulta, ovalia ?el
obovata, glabra, nigra, -| pollicem longa. Semina pulpo immersa, biserialia, nume-
rosa, plano-compressa, obovata, pallidn, badia, irrcgulariter scrobiculata.
This species, which is very generally cultivated throughout tropical India as an
ornamental tree, does not appear to be a native of Bengal.or Madras, though it is*
certainly indigenous to the eastward.
16. UNONA, L.
Sepala 3. Petala 6, biserialia, sestivatione valvata, tenmter coriacea,
elongata, ravins 3, serie interiore suppressa. Stamina numerosa, tetra-
gono-oblonga, connectivo ultra antheras dbrsalcs aubdisttmtes oblongas
vd lineari-oblon^as in processum subglobosum vel truncatum producta.
Torus parum elevatus, apice truncatus, planus vel aliquantulum exca-
vatus, inter* stamina glaber, inter ovaria pilosus. Ovaria indefimta,
Wonga, stfigoso-pilosa. Ovula in axi superposita, 2-7, adscendentia,
uniserialia. Stylus ovalis vel oblongua, recurvus, interne per totam